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Nov 9, 2012 3:00pm PST
everyone was a specialist, and transportation was cheap and efficient. the imperial city of rome, a.d. 200. with a population approaching half a million, it was the center of the western world. rome's immense wealth flowed from a vast empire along the mediterranean sea. an amazingariety of goods came to rome by ship from spain, france, asia minor, north africa and egypt. transportation expert ross hassig. it was closer is terms of the cost of transportation to get to egypt than it was to get a hundred miles inland in italy. you couldn't bring food from a hundred miles inland to rome, because even with carts, even with oxen, it simply cost too much. so rome was able to tap into the production of other areas because it was able to use ships where the cost of transportation was extremely low. keach: but roman seagoing merchant ships carrying upwards of a thousand tons were too large to navigate the tiber river, so cargos were unloaded onto smaller vessels downriver at the port city of ostia. ostia was once a bustling commercial city, with shops and restaurants... villas and apartment houses f
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Nov 24, 2012 4:00pm PST
you what the problem in the sky was, also, when in rome, there is one thing tourists are no longer allowed to do. here's a hint: don't come hungry if you are going there. what? ♪ with verizon. hurry in this saturday and sunday for great deals. likehe lucid by lg, free. or the galaxy nexus by samsung, free. this weekend, get the best deals on the best devices on the best network. exclusively at verizon. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. medicare open enrollment. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. ♪ open enrollment ends dember 7th. so now's the time. visit or call 1-800-medicare. >> harris: bird strike, forcing a plane to make an emergency landing in florida, the u.s. airways flight was headed to charlotte, north carolina from key west when the birds hit them. plane was diverted to fort myers, florida and 73 people on board, nobody hurt. it landed safely and, they said it did
Nov 22, 2012 4:00pm PST
are responsible for the attack. they have this report from rome. >> wreckage everywhere, blood on the wall. a moment of overwhelming violence, it seems to be targeting fans that are drinking here. the group of men that appeared outside the tub outside of 1:00 in the morning, their faces were covered. the owner says that what follows was a carefully planned attack on supporters inside. >> they threw everything at them, cobblestones, pieces of belt. >> they smashed the glass and stormed into the bar here. fans were outnumbered. they tried to hide, and it was hopeless. >> one of the supporters is in this hospital, seriously ill. their fans are struggling to take and what happened. >> it is obviously known to be in a notorious for english fans, but there were more fans where we were. they can obviously be outnumbered. >> the police detained five people. abc news, rome. >> it is a week since china unveiled of the new leadership, closely by neighboring hong kong. the former british colony was in china a few years ago. there is growing concern about the extent of chinese influence there. >> 15 ye
Nov 14, 2012 2:30pm PST
state voted against. >> rome has been put on alert as the flooding has now reached the country's capital. >> meanwhile, people are beginning to clean up. the extent of the damage from the record flooding is becoming apparent. >> there was no rain on wednesday in central italy, but that was a small consolation to those affected by damage from the flooding. some areas in the region have not seen flooding is bad for 200 years. but back then, the river valleys were not built up. >> i have never seen anything like it. completely unexpected. it is breaking us. >> the regional governor of tuscany has blamed climate change for the catastrophe and said the flooding could get worse in the future. farmers are worried that crops could fail. the tiber valley has been particularly hard hit. >> i have suffered huge damage. the feed for my livestock has been destroyed, as has my harvest. even my garden got washed away. >> cleanup operations are under way. three people died here in their car when a bridge collapsed. floodwaters have now reached the italian capital. the island across from rome pose a syna
Nov 14, 2012 7:30pm PST
are growing up and there's a complicated relationships about, sort of, the catholic church and rome and recognizing. see, china is emerging from a kind of period of humiliation from having been dominated by colonial powers of the west. and many times they perceived religion to have been part of the bible and the canon came up the river on the gun boat. and they said, to reject the foreigner and give us our own place, then they associated religion in that kind of act of domination. so, i think that though over time, there's what they call, the three self movement where as christianity in china is quite alright as long as it's self financing, self instructing and is self governing. so that it's not is a sense an extension of foreign western power, so they are very concerned about that. but, china is loosening up and people have much more freedom to explore and read and think and discuss about the ethical issues and the principle questions of the meaning of life. and they don't get it from the state, and they are very curious, and the media is much more open to bring in ideas and image
Nov 27, 2012 11:00am PST
shaded now runs weeping on, cities shall grow, and states, not less in fame than greece and rome." ( music ) ( music ) narrator: the east buiing of the national gallery of art in washing d.c.-- built to relieve the heavily- burdened facilities of the original gallery, to house temporary exhibitions, and to serve as a center for advanced study in the visual arts. within these walls, visitors to our nation's capital are drawn in to a very special place where monumental accomplishments of modern masters await discovery. built on a trapezoidal plot of land adjoining the original gallery, the east building is of a unique and radical design, utilizing triangular shapes with large interior spaces. it was a collaborative effort spanning more than ten years. director j. carter brown worked closely with architect i. m. pei in its development. seven works of art were commissioned it was agreed that a specific pieceas needed to animate the unbroken expanse of wall in the central courtyard. but the artist would have to have a capacity for monumental concepts, with a sense of color and scale a
Nov 30, 2012 3:00pm PST
and some get poorer ? how do households change ? these faces are the legacy of rome, the wealthiest and most powerful society of the ancient world. from the grandeur of the coliseum to the glory of the senate, the roman empire paraded its opulence. but the empire was upheld by a society that spanned the extremes of wealth and poverty. how did these differences affect roman households ? as in ceren, natural disaster preserved a window onto ancient daily life. mount vesuvius looms over the bay of naples, a constant threat to those who live around it. on the 24th of august in the year a.d. 79, one of its victims was the ancient town of pompeii. [ speaking latin ] reader of translation: "over mount vesuvius, "a fearful cloud, rent by forked and quivering bursts of flame, "turned the day blacker and denser than night. "many besought the aid of the gods, "but still more imagined there were no gods left, "and that the universe "was plunged into eternal darkness for evermore." keach: thousands died, unable to escape from the lethal blasts of scalding ash and stone. for 1,500 years, pompeii
Nov 6, 2012 4:30am EST
. then from dulles to ohio and on to manchester where kid rock rome -- warmed up the crowd with a song that has become romney anthem. then mitt and ann romney took to the crowd with thunderous applause. >> he is losing his voice but he just told this ground that it was here in new hampshire where he started the campaign. >> thank you so much. maryland voters make decisions question for asks voters to decide if the children of undocumented immigrants should be allowed to pay in state college tuition. question since -- 6 as about six mayors. question 7, and a casino in prince george's county and its f table games should be added to existing casinos. >> george allen will visit several polling stations around the state before may -- before heading to an election night party in richmond. tim kaine voting in richmond. he will then head to several places before heading to a richmond hotel where he watched the returns. voters in virginia will be the first in our area to get to vote today. >> bolten the virginia gazette -- open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. -- polls in virginia open at 6:
Nov 11, 2012 1:20pm EST
in the overall global strategy while most of the british tried to downplay of rome. and in retrospect both sides ha validity in the arguments. by that time china became very important toward the end of 43-44. the nature of were changed because the u.s. original strategy was to drive japanese to the western pacific to the edge and then went on china for china to go north and go thro the japan homeland. by the end of 1943 in the beginning of 1944 particularl from the philippines, as much better way to go after japan. so the land route, which was original plan by way of china becomes much less and significant. so that is why chinese there is very complex. >> professor, wide japan attacked china in 1937? >> that is a long story. both japan and china were modernizing militarily, politically, and economically i 1930's. and japan has the -- a very different national psyche than the chinese. china mus
Nov 1, 2012 2:30pm PDT
anniversary of the inauguration of the sistine chapel in rome. the chappell's famous frescoes were created by michelangelo just 20 years after the discovery of america. >> catholics around the world are celebrating all saints' day on november 1. according to tradition, people go back to their hometowns and visit the graves of deceased relatives and friends. the declaration of the graves reflects hope that the debt are in the presence of god. and in mexico, the celebration is somewhat different. on the day of the dead, families build colorful altars to remember their dead loved ones. >> all right. we will be back in one minute with more news. >> that's right. stick around. >> welcome back, everyone. we want to go now to our series of reports from battleground states as the u.s. presidential election campaign into the final stretch. today, we visit colorado. >> gun control has been a hot topic, especially after a gunman killed a dozen people in a colorado movie theater early this year, but measures for more gun control often fail with citizens and politicians alike psyching the second amendm
Nov 5, 2012 6:00am PST
the balkans. you saw some 90 kilometer-per-hour winds so, much fairer weather for you on tap. rome with a high of 19. london on the cooler side with 8. here's a look at your extended forecast. ♪ >>> we'll be back with more updates in 30 minutes. i'm gene otani in tokyo. from all of us here at nhk world, have a great day wherever you are.
Nov 11, 2012 5:30pm PST
southern spain. madrid at 12 degrees for your temperature and rome at 22 and moscow at 4 degrees. mears yo here's your extended forecast. >>> our lead story this hour, syrian opposition groups have agreed on a new coalition and leader. they hope together they can topple president assad. the representatives elected a president for the syrian opposition forces. hatib was the imam of a historic mosque in damascus. authorities jailed him several times for criticizing assad. he finally fled into exile. members of more than 50 opposition groups negotiated for a week in doha. the foreign ministers of qatar and tur deand a senior official from the u.s. state department took part. opposition leaders hope the new coalition can serve as a kind of government in exile. they want to get more access to weapons and funds from abroad. that wraps up this edition of "newsline." thanks very much for joining us.
Nov 12, 2012 6:00am PST
, 6 degrees, 6 in warsaw, and also down towards the south, we're managing to stay in the 20s in rome as well as athens. i'll leave you now to your extended forecast. ♪ >>> oyster growers in mia ga prefecture, northeastern japan, are back in business. they've made their first regular shipment since last year's tsunami devastated their industry. the region is famous for its abundant seafood. the district in higashi is known for its large oysters. about 30 workers were busy shucking oysters at a facility on monday. last year's tsunami swept away most of the local farmers' rafts, seriously depleting the supply. growers were able to resume regular farming this season, but their output is about 40% of predisaster levels. >> reporter: we are proud of the oysters. i promise we'll be able to ship full-grown ones next year. >> the farmers say their oysters grew slower than usual due to the hot, dry summer. >>> we'll be back with more updates in 30 minutes. i'm gene otani in tokyo.
Nov 14, 2012 6:00am PST
as madrid. up to 20 in rome. and in lisbon. here now is your extended forecast. >>> we'll be back with more updates in 30 minutes. i'm gene otani in tokyo.
Nov 26, 2012 6:00am PST
managing to old onto the 20s in rome, though, 21 degrees for your tuesday. here's your extended forecast. ♪ >>> we'll be back with more updates in 30 minutes. i'm gene otani in tokyo. from all of us here at nhk world, thanks for join us. have a great day wherever you are.
Nov 14, 2012 7:00pm PST
in rome and milan. in spain and portugal workers went on strike, some schools were closed, and flight services were canceled. the labor confederation says austerity is a total dead end social protection and wages can no longer be sacrificed. critics say the european economy is stagnating due to these austerity measures. these include tax hikes and payroll cuts in the public sector. that's all for business news for this hour. i'll leave with you a recap of the region's markets. >>> the european union will use its nobel peace prize money to set up a relief fund for children in war zones. the move follows criticism of this year's award to the eu. the eu says it made the decision ahead of the awards ceremony in norway on december 10th. the prize money is about $1.2 million. the union won the 2012 prize for helping to overcome the legacy of two world wars and bring peace to europe. the president of the european commission said the prize is a symbol of reconciliation. he says the award money should be used to nurture hopes for the future. >>> myanmar's opposition leader aung san suu kyi has
Nov 12, 2012 4:00am PST
of the day today on your nbc station. >>> in rome, thousands of flash mobbers, where "gangnam style" is going strong. about 15,000 people flooded the square to dance. social media was used to spread news of the flash fob. >>> in switzerland, one pastry really is big enough for everyone to have a bite. check this out. to celebrate his shop's 25th anniversary, a pastry chef has made the world's longest napoleon. the colossal cream cake took 200 people to make and measured nearly 4,000 feet long. it broke the belgian record from 1992, and all proceeds from its sale will benefit the swiss breast cancer association. >>> hundreds of japanese military cadets took part in a bizarre game called capture the pole. the object of the game is for an offensive team to lower the pole of a defensive team by any means necessary. cadets can be seen kicking and punching each other on the way to the top of the pole. amazingly, at the end of the day, only one cadet suffered minor injuries. only in japan. >> wow. >> you look stunned. >> i've just never seen that before. >> how would you like to be the guy on the to
Nov 8, 2012 7:30am PST
to build rome. be patient, victor. it will all work out. hey, hold on a minute. aren't you forgetting something ? what do you mean ? i thought we were going to play some chess. don't tell me you're going to back out again. i'm sorry. i haven't gone over the supply order for the week and i still have all those bills to pay. it'll all be waiting for you after the game. - no, i'd better not. - all that work is going to send you to an early grave. i'm sorry, jess. how about friday ? i'll hold you to it. you heard him, everybody. the big game is on friday. what did he mean by "the big game" ? oh, it's always a big game whenever jess thinks he might beat victor brashov. hi. sorry i'm late. i was practicing with my band. you should start practicing coming in on time. hey, rosa. remember that record producer i was telling you about ? yes. well, he wants to hear my band perform. that's fantastic ! - so, where are you guys going to play ? - right here. you must be kidding. why ? mr. brashov loves music. absolutely not ! this is a restaurant. i would lose all of my customers with your rock and
Nov 4, 2012 1:00pm PST
biologist and his team from the university of rome to look into the impact on the environment and how to mitigate in future. that did not go over so well. emanated not really take us seriously at first. but when we showed them our work, they were convinced. w we are cooperating well. we have to ensure this massive construction site and work with steel and iron creates as little damage as possible. >> the ship owner is spending 1 million euros to monitor the water and the seabed. andrea also has extensive monitoring equipment. >> this is a very detailed map. you can see the protected see wheatfields and coral banks near the rat. -- the protected seaweed fields and core banks near the reef. >> the plant life is expected to recover while the wreck is moved. the professor personally moved the endangered, noble pinchot's. these huge clams now serve as a bizarre reminder of the damage humankind can unleash. >> some people will do anything to get attention, especially if they are -- if their craving for attention is combined with a mental disorder. such was the case in sweden with a man know
Nov 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
, because that's what we do, we're in rome and the 18-year-old substitute tony watt scored what would be the winning goal at celtik, upsetting -- upsetting barsaloanna. whenever i need to dine after work, i go to the box. >> have a good night, everybody. see you tomorrow. >> quality late-night dining. good night.
Nov 13, 2012 4:00pm PST
is just north of rome. here it has been raining for days. the bad weather has swept across italy. in venice, seasonal flooding was higher and more widespread than normal. and unless you were in a gondola, there was little way to stay dry. there the floods are receding. but it is now the waterlogged regions of tuscana and brea that are baring the brunt. "bbc news." >> right now china's ruling communicatist party is meeting in beijing to anoint its new leaders. among the most pressing issues they will face, a territorial dispute with japan that has erupted into the worst crisis interest the two nations in decades. at issue is a group of islands. our correspondent has gone to take a closer look and to see what is fueling all this controversy. >> just after dawn we get our first view of the islands. a jagged huddle of rocks sticking up from the deep blue waters of the east china sea. it has taken 10 hours sailing to get here from japan's closest inhabitted island. as we approach, the japanese coast guard speeds alongside making sure we do not get any closer. for decades, these island
Nov 21, 2012 4:00pm PST
bought a separate camera and he shot some footage. it was in 1972. >> ♪ in new york i found rome, milan, paris ♪ ♪ i want to wake up in the city with frankie and his voice ♪ >> this town infected meat. the beastie boys were the life changing experience for me. i listened to hip-hop and then i listened to the beastie boys and i said, i can do this. i want to do this. i started singing it in an italian parent -- in an italian. ♪ >> i think america is not anymore the most important economy, but it is the most important center of production. it is like being in florence during the renaissance. hear, history is happening out. -- history is happening here. all i'm doing is giving back to my people by being here. i like to think that they are waiting for me to come back from this experience. ♪ >> introducing his music to a whole new audience in new york. and we could not leave you without the final story from washington. today, the president and his two daughters took part in the annual thanksgiving right of pardoning two turkeys. it is a tradition that stretches back to the 1960's.
Nov 1, 2012 1:00am PDT
and costly individuals. but we also need law enforcement to tell people that they can't rome around town or come in from outside the city to block sidewalks and beg for change. this is a tough topic to tackle without sounding like some uncompassionate right wing jerk, but the situation is getting worse and we need to do what is best for everyone, including residents, small business owners and visitors. let's raise all schools up to excellence. we won't have to send our kids across town because the school lottery didn't work out. city college: let's follow the state restructuring report and learn from the operational dysfunction that has plagued the college for years. this brings up proposition a. we should not be burdening homeowners and small businesses with another tax, but city college is too important to jeopardize so i will put aside my taxation reservations and vote yes on a. >>> public safety, using a number of methods let's encourage our police and firefighters to live here in the city. we will have another earthquake and we need them here, not up in pet lululemon a, not down in
Nov 12, 2012 7:00am EST
this from rome. what are you hearing there? >> this is a kind of year when dennis knows it must brace for flooding. this is a time of year for these weeks in autumn, where large, high tide surges through the city on occasion quite commonly. but what we have seen over the last 24 hours has been something extraordinary. the six highest tides since records began back about 130 years ago. at one point, as he said, 70% of venice was under water yesterday. strong, southerly winds coming up the adriatic, driving mass of water into venice's lagoon. and torrential rain across a large swath of northern italy, into the rivers that feed into the lagoon as well. i have to say, though, fortunately in the course -- the very high tide that has been predicted has proved to be a lot less serious than people feared, , and this morning the latest reports art that only about 5% of venice has been flooded in the course of the morning. >> we have often seen the square foot, people walking through with wellington boots. how prepared of the people of venice for something like this? >> just something last nigh
Nov 14, 2012 7:30am EST
in warsaw as well as in kiev. paris and london at respective respectively. 21 degrees in rome. here's your extended forecast. >>> once again our lead news for this hour, japanese voters have spent weeks listening to their politicians debate the possibility of an early election. now they have a date to mark on their calendars. they'll be going to the polls on sunday, december 16th. prime minister noda will soon dissolve the lower house of the diet. he and his ruling party made the decision after forging an agreement with the main opposition liberal democratic party. >>> we'll be back with more updates in 30 minutes. i'm gene otani in tokyo. from all of us at "nhk world," from all of us at "nhk world," thanks very much for joining us. -- captions by vitac -- tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight the conversation about the fallout from last tuesday's election with columnist frank rich. rich
Nov 14, 2012 7:00am EST
. and several towns were cut off. now an area north rome is at risk at this hour, allen pizzey is in the italian capital and joins us with the latest on that. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning gayle. don't let the sunny skies fool you. a flood alert has been issued for rome. foot paths have been inundated and floating restaurants along the shore line are cutoff. in tuscany and umbria, hundreds have been forced to flea their homes. fire brigade helicopters were called into the rescue people trapped by the floodwaters. four deaths have been reported and the damage estimates are running into the tens of millions of dollars. in the town of orte, residents hit by flooding said there's been nothing like it. it was a complete surprise he says. teen oldest residents say this has never happened before. the army has been called in to put up fences for houses and bridges but officials are warning it won't be enough and blame climate change for the higher waters and increased rainfall. the storm system that caused the flooding across italy also pushed tides that flooded venice to the sixth high
Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm PST
in the streets of rome. >>> i'm proud that my family was able to be part of this. >>> families of the nation's fallen heroes gathered at a new memorial in the east bay, the special ceremony held there today. . >>> the search is on tonight for survivors who may be trapped in rubble after a 6.8 quake hit burma this morning. at this hour the dame toll stands at 12. tonight many people are sleeping outdoors afraid aftershocks could destroy more buildings. the quake was centered 72 miles northwest of mandalay, a bridge collapsed killing several workers and state television reports that about 100 homes, some government buildings and a primary school were all destroyed. >>> in other news of the world tonight on the turkey-syrian board forces local to santa barbaraan president bashar al-assad activities say there are severe food shortage as thousands of refugees flood the area. turkier officials say 8,000 refunerales crossed border within hours last week. >>> in gaza today a funeral was held for a 16-year-old boy skilled in an israel airstrike. the teenager was one of the six palestinians killed. at
Nov 12, 2012 5:00am EST
of a flash mob in rome. look at them go. about 15,000 people came together and danced to the popular song by south korean rapper. organizers used the social media network and word of mouth to get everyone. it was a sea of gangnam style dancers. >> if you had to be there, you had to join in because when in rome. >> well, of course. >> our time right now is 5:26. >>> coming up, some new developments to tell you about this morning surrounding the sudden resignation of david petraeus. the incident that put his extramarital affair in the spotlight. >>> looking at the stories making headlines at 5:30. the woman threatened by the mistress of david petraeus is breaking her silence. >>> governor cuomo asking for $30 billion in disaster aid as his state recovers from hurricane sandy. >>> good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> and good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome back to "news 4 today" on this monday, november 12th, veterans day observed. d.c.'s war memorial is expected to be packed today as many traveled from around the country to honor those who served. yesterday there were ceremonies at
Nov 1, 2012 11:00am EDT
mcgrath, news 4. >> it's nine minutes after 11:00. coming up, an american student attacked in rome. >>> plus, special hours for people interested in early voting. [ earnest ] out of the blue one day, we were told to build a 30-foot stage. gathered the guys and we built that 30-foot stage, not knowing what it was for. just days later, all three shifts were told to assemble in the warehouse. a group of people walked out on that stage and told us that the plant is now closed and all of you are fired... i looked both ways, i looked at the crowd, and...we all just lost our jobs. we don't have an income. mitt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick. [ male announcer ] priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> you can expect more long lines at polling centers tonight and tomorrow. the centers are open until 9:00. some voters waited more than three hours to cast their ballots. it was postponed monday and
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Nov 22, 2012 9:00am PST
did. >>> all right, tourists heading to rome about to get a surprise as the ancient city tries to preserve its most historic sites by banning eating. amy kellogg is live in london. nice to see you, happy thanksgiving. i know italy is known for its food and sites, and people trying to combine both, so what's the point of this? >> reporter: yeah. the point, rick, really is to keep the eternal city eternally lovely. and i have to say it's not just the tourists, rick, or those who go to rome to eat, pray, love who are complaining. there was sort of a flash mob last month of italians who were wielding panini -- italian sandwiches -- and they rushed the steps of the city hall. of course, rome doesn't frown upon food, it's just now frowning upon the consumption of food on or around important monuments. and that's sort of a difficult thing to enforce in a city that's brimming with food shops. but it's serious business. the fine for, um, sort of having your lunch right around one of the important mown units like the trevi fountain can range the equivalent of $35-$650. it's interesting,
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Nov 19, 2012 8:00am PST
in rome. the makeover sparking a -- the uproar causing a hasty makeover. straight ahead. are you receiving a payout from a legal settlement or annuity over 10 or even 20 years? call imperial structured settlements. the experts at imperial can convert your long-term payout into a lump sum of cash today. tomato, obviously. haha. there's more than that though, there's a kick to it. wahlalalalallala! smooth, but crisp. it's kind of like drinking a food that's a drink, or a drink that's a food, woooooh! [ male announcer ] taste it and describe the indescribable. could've had a v8. jenna: talk about the fiscal cliff and the economy, we wanted to show you what's happening with the dow this week. holiday week normally is light trading, but you can see the dow is rallying more than 170 points after a few tough weeks on wall street. a couple reasons for this, we have existing home sale, those are already-built homes that are being sold as a big part of the market. there was a little bit better than expected news in the housing market, and also we're seeing some interesting stocks rally including foo
Nov 5, 2012 7:00am PST
of the attack. abc's jeffrey kofman has more now from rome. jeffrey. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. it happened in an apartment just around the corner from the coliseum here in rome, for the second time in five years, an american student studying in italy charged with a horrendous crime against another student. this time just seemingly by just a miracle, that charge is not murder. this morning, 20-year-old reed alexander skepis accused of stabbing his roommate 25 times in a drug-fueled delirium. it started on halloween, reed and his friend partying late at this roman nightclub. he told authorities he used drugs for the first time that night, mixing ecstasy and alcohol, although hashish was found in the apartment. after the two friends returned from the club to sleep off their wild night, he allegedly went into his sleeping room at dawn and stabbed him while his sister and her boyfriend heard the screams and ran to yep. incredibly, he survived. >> the story on the surface sounded like some sort of drug-induced either psychosis or hallucination. >> reporter: he told abc news every ti
Nov 14, 2012 7:00am PST
power and several towns were cut off. now an area north of rome is at risk this hour. alan pizzey is in the italian capital. alan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, gayle. don't let the sunny skies fool you. a flood alert has been issued for rome as the muddy rivers of the tiger river which is flowing under this bridge is continuing to rise. cycling and foot paths have been inundated. along the shoreline it has been cut off. in tuscany and umbria, thousands have been forced to flee their homes. helicopters rescued people. four deaths have already been reported and the damage estimates are running into the tens of millions of dollars. in the historic town of orte, residents have said there has never been anything like it. >> translator: it was a complete surprise, he says. even the oldest residents say this has never happened before. >> reporter: the army has been called in to put up fences for houses and bridges. officials are warning it won't be enough and blame climate change for the higher waters and increased rapeful. the storm system that caused the flooding acr
Nov 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
for rome, he viewed lincoln s. caesar, the tyrant. he wanted to be sure that the co-tyrant was unlimited as follows the tyrant. >> more about the leader of abraham lincoln's team of rival s. rt >> this morning, fred sainz discusses same-sex ballot measures in four states next week. week.
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Nov 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
of the world in rome. at st. peter's square an 83 foot sun dial that sits outside the basilica brought over from egypt in 30 ad. nearly every religion, islam, buddhism, hinduism they have the fascination with the apocalypse. christians prophesize about the end of time and the holy scripture. lauren green reports. ♪ 6. >> reporter: christians mark the end of time in the final chapter of the new testament the book of revelation. chapter 11 verse 18 reads, now is the time to destroy those who destroy the earth. >> book is not about destruction. it's not about the wrath of god. it is about consequences. >> reporter: mark translated the book from the original greek text. he collaborated with hollywood writer to publish a graphic novel to help readers visualize the final chapter. >> we are trying to get people to see the book of revelation in a new way, not just read it but see it. all we're trying to do is present it in the full message of hope in god and hope for the future. >>> how likely john would have been concerned about the end times? >> if he was the last 12 disciples of jesus, she chu
FOX News
Nov 22, 2012 6:00am PST
to explain this. >> yes, being told to watch what you eat while in rome is counterintuitive. people go to italy to look at the monuments but also to eat. there is a new law and the mayor of rome has put thct and said that it's really all about respect. it's about having a little sense, as he put it, of urban decorum. some people have said that rome has fallen to a level of unsustainable bulverde. when you go to the monuments in rome, you just can't put around lingering over it this order a gelato or an italian sandwich order you'll risk giving a fine anywhere from $35 to $650. again, this is just to keep all of the monuments clean. it is a new law and has not been without controversy. it has surprised a lot of people. while there are lots of restaurants, people have been saying that i would like to sit down and have a nice lunch and restaurant. but i can't afford it. i am walking and enjoying the monuments while i'm eating a pizza. new law in effect and i think it is a work in progress speech you are those laws really going to reinforce? >> yes, there is even a flash mob of people. fra
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